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Dr Jessica Cox

Dr Jessica Cox
Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Gaskell Building 126


Jessica obtained her PhD from Swansea University in 2007 and worked as a lecturer at the University of Wales Lampeter before moving to Brunel in 2009. A senior lecturer in English, she has research interests in the cultural history of breastfeeding, Victorian popular fiction (especially sensation fiction), the Brontës, first-wave feminism, and neo-Victorianism. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and currently Programme Lead for English (undergraduate). profile

Newest selected publications

Cox, J. (2019) 'The ‘most sacred of duties’: Maternal Ideals and Discourses of Authority in Victorian Breastfeeding Advice'. Journal of Victorian Culture. ISSN: 1355-5502 Open Access Link

Journal article

Cox, J. (2018) 'Neo-Victorianism and Sensation Fiction'. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


Cox, J. (2017) 'Canonisation, Colonisation, and the Rise of Neo-Victorianism'. English, 66 (253). pp. 101 - 123. ISSN: 0013-8215 Open Access Link

Journal article

Cox, J. (2016) ''Gothic and Victorian Supernatural Tales'', in Head, D. (ed.) The Cambridge History of the English Short Story. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. pp. 49 - 66. ISBN 13: 9781107167421.

Book chapter

Cox, J. (2016) 'Victorian Sensation Fiction: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism'. Palgrave Macmillan.

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